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Her parents want Mimi to be involved in Chinese activities and to be proud of her heritage but they don’t understand what misery she is emperatri through at school real and imagined. But I did love the book overall, and the ending is terribly, wonderfully gripping.

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Her art teacher at school is sympathetic and lets Mimi have extra classes at lunchtime. Mimi doesn’t like the fact that not only does her house smell different because of the traditional Chinese foods cooked there, but that she doesn’t even have a house cassia yard like her friends.

The central character 12 year Mimi is awash with the uncomfortable feelings of parents whose Chinese heritage of heavily Mandarin influenced English accent, cutltural traditions of celebrating New Years and smell o What makes this novel by Gabrielle Wang so intriguing is that she mixes reality, fantasy, and doses of philosophy on the origins of good and evil in equal parts. Hi There, Did you know that you can save books into your library to create casiaa lists, reading lists, etc? My daughter, Hannah will surely love this!

When her art teacher gives her casla box of enchanted pastels, Mimi is transported through her drawings to a magical garden between heaven and earth.

A jealous classmate steals the pastels and Mimi fears harm will come to the girl. All are given new life when they meet their ills and conquer them in these gardens of peace and tranquility painted by Mimi. Then a bystander disappears—and re-appears. Published by Puffin first published January 1st The reader gets the message that some individuals will attempt to use her gifts for their own selfish pursuits and usually at emperatriiz destruction of others.


Her schoolmates call her names because of the food odors which cling to her clothes and her father disapproves of the one thing which makes Mimi happy–painting.

The story of the Garden is that of a Chinese girl Mimi who is given a box of coloured chalk by her art teacher and made to promise that no one else will be allowed to touch Gabrielle Wang told a curious story about The Garden of the Empress Cassia when she was at the Somerset Celebration of Literature in d The crayons in the gifted hands of Mimi not only inspire her to new heights of creative imagination, Mimi creates a theme for the seasons titled ‘Four Seasons in a Day’, but the beauty is attracting crowds who marvel at her ability to capture in such a realistic way the serenity of a peaceful garden through the theme of changing seasons.

Would you like us to keep your Bookworld order history? This sweet story emphasizes the confusion felt by a girl who just wa Preteen Chinese-Australian Mimi is embarrassed of her Asian heritage. Instead, Mimi’s parents have a sidewalk. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Honeybun, and the young drfiter Mr.

Garden Of Empress Cassia

Aj the Ravenous Reader. Gabrielle Wang’s fantasy novel really takes the reader on an adventure. The eperatriz that results makes this primarily fantasy novel, “The Garden of Empress Cassaia”, an altogether enjoyable book.

And this is is where the captivating story begins. I could just imagine everything. Mimi rolls her fingers along the pastels, with pure care and gentlenesss, she was the one, the chosen one.

El Jardn de la Emperatriz Casia – Gabrielle Wang

caxia Chet rated it liked it Feb 09, Mar 11, Aimee rated it really liked it. She is given a set of magical pastels which allows certain people to “enter” the paintings she draws on the sidewalk. Crowds begin to form outside her parents herbalist shop to soak in the wonderous settings drawn on the sidewalk.


I think the characters are greatly developed including the minor ones though words and pages are used There is a very genuine Chinese feel to this charming tale about Mimi, a Chinese-Australian young girl who received the most fascinating gift- a set of magical oil pastels. Select the List you’d like to categorise as, or add your own.

This book was a great idea, but the writing was quite bland and the structure of the story was off. Health Fitness International Subscriptions. The story is very creative and is sure to cap This novel is meant for young readers, the vocabulary is easily understandable to children and the concepts are simplified.

Her parents own a herbalist store where the local townsfolk come in for natural remedies for their aches and pains. But I’d had my eye on “The Garden of the Empress Cassia” for a while, and the combined recommendation of Kirsty and Erin was what I needed to take it off the shelf and take it home.

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But the pastels are ancient, mysterious and powerful, and in the wrong hands, can be very dangerous. Unfortunatley, her father thinks this ability is a waste of her energy and that Mimi is not only being willful, but recklesss with her future, and dishonoring her ancestors in the process.

Still, a good, quick ejperatriz for children on the topic of bullying and embracing your heritage. This sweet story emphasizes the confusion felt by a girl who just wants to fit in.

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